Wilson Deployments

JULY

1945

Keel Date: 2 JUL 1945 at Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine

JANUARY

1946

Launch Date: 5 JAN 1946

MARCH

1946

Commissioned: 28 MAR 1946

APRIL – JUNE

1946

Shakedown Cruise in Caribbean

JULY

1946

Deployment to Mediterranean with 6th Fleet

FEBRUARY

1947

Return to U.S. Based at Newport, RI

 

1947-49

Operating along Atlantic Coast and Carribbean

 

1951

Overhaul at Philadelphia Navy Yard

JAN – MARCH

1952

Deployment to Mediterranean

 

1953

Deployment to Mediterranean

OCTOBER

1956

Emergency Deployment – Rotterdam to Suez Canel – Suez Crises

JUNE

1957

Shellback Initiation - 26 JUN 1957 - Atlantic Ocean

MARCH - SEPTEMBER

1958

Deployment to Mediterranean

JANUARY - FEBRUARY

1961

USS Wilson and USS Damato chased hijackers of SS Santa Maria

JANUARY

1961

Shellback Initiation - 28 JAN 1961 - Atlantic Ocean

JANUARY - JUNE

1961

Operate in Caribbean

JUNE 8 – 0800

1961

Deploy to Mediterranean Area

JUNE 20

1961

Chop to Sixth Fleet as TG 60.6

JANUARY - JUNE

1962

Project Mercury Recovery Sea Rescue Ship

FEBRUARY - JUNE

1962

President Kennedy’s good will tour of North Atlantic countries

MARCH - JUNE

1962

North Atlantic

OCTOBER

1962

Cuban Missile Blockade

MARCH - APRIL

1964

Dominican Republic, Pickett duty to support Democratic dictator.

JULY - NOVEMBER

1966

Mediterranean-West Africa

NOVOVEMBER - JANUARY

1967-68

Guantanamo Bay

MAY - JUNE

1968

Azores -Search for Scorpion SSN-589 nuclear submarine

SEPTEMBER - JUNE

1968-69

West Pac-Viet Nam

SEPTEMBER - MARCH

1968

West Pac-Viet Nam

JULY - FEBRUARY

1969

Caribbean

NOVEMBER - FEBRUARY

1969-70

Operation Springboard -- Carribean

MARCH - SEPTEMBER

1970

Mediterranean-Lebanon

JUL-AUG

1970

OIC Van Spec Ops Surveillance in Black Sea-Egypt-Crete

AUG-NOV

1971

Guantanamo Bay

SEPTEMBER - MARCH

1971-72

Mediterranean

SEPTEMBER

1974

Decommissioned: 30 SEP 1974